New emails have surfaced revealing shocking evidence about the mainstream media’s lies. The media has long been a tool of the radical left, used to attack conservatives, and these new emails show the desperation of the media in their attacks on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The corruption of CBS has been uncovered in emails about DeSantis’ supposed “pay-to-play” scandal.
CBS 60 Minutes recently released a fake story about a “pay-to-play” vaccine scheme between Florida’s governor and the Publix supermarket chain. The left-wing “news” show tried to claim that Publix donated to DeSantis’ campaign as part of a secret deal to obtain the vaccine for their pharmacies.
A CBS reporter’s attempted ‘gotcha’ question at a press conference failed as DeSantis refused to take the bait. In desperation, CBS selectively edited his response in order to push their narrative.
Conservative comedian Steven Crowder pointed out the lies in a recent segment on his YouTube channel. In this clip, Crowder shows DeSantis’ full response side-by-side with the deceptive edit published by CBS:
Governor DeSantis fired back at CBS, calling them “smear merchants” in a recent press conference:
After the fake news channel was called out for their lies, they tried to explain them away with more lies.
“When Florida state data revealed people of color were vaccinated at a much lower rate than their wealthier neighbors, ‘60 Minutes’ reported the facts surrounding the vaccine’s rollout, which is controlled by the governor,” a spokesperson for CBS News said. “We requested and conducted interviews with dozens of sources and authorities involved. We requested an interview with Gov. Ron DeSantis, he declined; we spoke to State Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz twice, but he declined to be interviewed on camera for our story until well after our deadline. The idea we ignored their perspective is untrue.”
“For over 50 years, the facts reported by 60 MINUTES have often stirred debate and prompted strong reactions,” the spokesperson continued. “Our story Sunday night speaks for itself.”
The actions of CBS were so atrocious that even Democrats had to call them out.
“I did speak with @60Minutes. Never said I didn’t. They were very nice, but I told them that the @publix story was ‘bullshit’. Walked them through the whole process. The fact that I didn’t sit down on ‘camera’ because I am responding to a 100 year emergency doesn’t change the truth,” tweeted Jared Moskowitz, the Democrat who runs Florida’s emergency management agency.
I did speak with @60Minutes. Never said I didn’t. They were very nice, but I told them that the @publix story was “bullshit”. Walked them through the whole process.The fact that I didn’t sit down on “camera” because I am responding to a 100 year emergency doesn’t change the truth https://t.co/G7QNsV42V5
— Jared MASKowitz 😷 (@JaredEMoskowitz) April 6, 2021
Emails shared with Fox News reveal the questionable ethics of the CBS 60 Minutes team in their treatment of Governor DeSantis.
NewsBusters reports: “On March 31, the Wednesday before the show, 60 Minutes associate producer Emily Gordon sent a list of questions to DeSantis staffer Meredith Beatrice with a deadline set for Thursday at 5 p.m. Beatrice asked for more time. The next morning, the segment’s top producer Oriana Zill de Granados confirmed to Beatrice that the report on DeSantis would air on Sunday and wrote: ‘Please send us your responses when you are able.'”
This is where the story gets complicated and confusing. Beatrice responded, telling the producer to interview Jared Moskowitz, who agreed to do an interview, offering specific times he was available to speak about the issue.
Oriana Zill de Granados, the top producer for 60 Minutes, responded by claiming that they had requested an on-the-record interview with Moskowitz “repeatedly” since February. She then claimed that the Democrat official had not responded to their messages since mid-March.
DeSantis’ office replied to Zill de Granados, reiterating that it was “important” CBS interview both Moskowitz and Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner.
“Thank you for your input. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed,” Zill de Granados replied to Beatrice on Thursday afternoon. “As you may know, the Covid pandemic makes our interview protocol much more complicated and time-consuming due to new distancing and testing requirements for correspondents and camera crews.”
Even using COVID concerns as a valid excuse, why would the deadline for a Sunday show be Thursday afternoon? What is even more confusing is the fact that the 60 Minutes deadline apparently did not apply to Florida State Representative Omari Hardy, a critic of DeSantis, who was interviewed remotely.
DeSantis’ office submitted their responses to CBS’ questions on Friday, two days before the show aired. Of course, that was one day after the arbitrary deadline set by CBS, so their responses were not included in the show.